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In the Kenyan coastal city of Mombasa, hip hop artist and activist Hustlajay Maumau is fighting against systems: against the system of money-focused commercial rap music, against a divisive social system and against a corrupt...

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BreakFast Jam – Kenya Eliminations

October 30, 2015 | Comments

Kampala, Uganda – The mighty BreakFast Jam is on their way to Kenya, to host the final regional qualifier of the 2015 season.  The BreakFast Jam – Kenya Eliminations edition will be held Saturday October 31st at...

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Nairobi graffiti artists paint protests

October 16, 2012 | Comments

Kenyan activists spray angry graphics to provoke political action. by Tristan McConnell (GlobalPost.com) NAIROBI, Kenya — Graffiti activist Boniface Mwangi is driven by fury. His implacable anger is aimed at political leaders who, he says,...

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Troubled hip-hop artist, Jay Polly, has come out to publicly apologize to the media for insulting some of the local showbiz journalists who broke news of his alleged imprisonment in Kenya recently. By Emma Munyaneza...

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African Hip-Hop Caravan Tours the Continent

September 27, 2012 | Comments

Local hip-hop artists are set to benefit from an initiative meant to facilitate international tours and exchange programmes. by Simbarashe Manhango (The Standard, Zimbabwe) Dubbed the African Hip-hop Caravan, the expedition is an initiative of...

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by Ian Kamau (from iankamu.com) As I write this I am sitting in a cafe in Junction in Nairobi, Kenya; one of the places that made me decide to record the album One Day Soon. I came...

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By World Hip Hop Market (sources:  www.bellanaija.com, OkayPlayer, BET) The 2012 BET (Black Entertainment Television) Awards nominations are now in. Stephen Hill, President of Music Programming and Specials (BET Networks) made the announcements on May 22 at...

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by Clar Ni Chonghaile (The Guardian) Shine Ali doesn’t scare easily. If he did, he would not be with his band in a basement studio in Nairobi, rapping lyrics that challenge the Islamist rebels who control...

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The Kenyan hip hop community's way of united peoples of various tribes and quelling political violence....

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Kenya: Hip Hop For Peace

March 10, 2008 | Comments

With Kenya still riven by ethnic violence, the country’s rappers are using music to try to end the bloodshed. By Ann McFerran Wednesday March 5, 2008 The Guardian Nickson Mberam has carried a machete and...

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